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Katjes acquires Piasten to enter growing sugar coated candy market

Katjes has acquired a 100% stake in fellow German confectioner Piasten as it looks to capitalize on the rising sugar coated confectionery market.

ADM acquires Wild Flavors GmbH

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has completed its acquisition of Wild Flavors GmbH, the company said on Wednesday.

Crunchy, chewy, and fizzy? PepsiCo seeks to patent chewy granola snacks with carbonated candy

PepsiCo is seeking to patent a method of making chewy granola bars, bites and other snack products containing carbonated ‘fizzy’ candy. 

Commission opens infraction proceedings against UK’s 'traffic light' label

The European Commission has formally opened infraction proceedings against the UK for its 'traffic light' food labelling system, giving the state two months to defend itself against business complaints.

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PATENT WATCH

Is that a pizza or a pretzel? Frito-Lay files patent for chunky 3D snacks from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Frito-Lay has developed a method to adhere large, three-dimensional food flakes such as meat and vegetables to regular snacks, to emulate pizza, nachos and tostadas.

Australia

Combined data technique could help nutrition monitoring from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

A new combination of household food purchases and nutrition data is being used to assess population exposure to sodium, saturated fat and sugar in New Zealand.

India

Sources: Amazon might enter India’s grocery market later this month from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

US online retail major Amazon could soon break into India’s packaged foods and beverages market to become the first international e-commerce site to enter this category.

Overweight people may be more sensitive to food ads from FoodNavigator.com

It is no surprise that food advertising causes people to think about food – but new research suggests food ads may prompt overweight and obese people to overeat.

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Hershey settles pot candy lawsuit

Hershey settles pot candy case

Hershey has agreed a settlement with Colorado-based firm TinctureBelle, which it had accused of passing off cannabis-infused...

Divine Chocolate breaks into mainstream US retail

Divine stands ‘alongside the premium chocolate big players’ as it breaks into mainstream US retail

UK Fairtrade candy maker Divine Chocolate has secured distribution deals with US supermarket chains Kroger, Meijer, Roundy’s...

EFKO grows confectionery fat sales

EFKO grows confectionery fat sales as multinationals make gains in Russia

Fats and oils supplier EFKO has reported sales growth for its confectionery fats division in H1 as...

Barry Callebaut ponders India factory
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Barry Callebaut ponders India factory

Barry Callebaut is considering establishing manufacturing capacity in India.

Chocolate multinationals 'enabling enslavement' on cocoa farms: Oxfam

Chocolate multinationals 'enabling enslavement' on cocoa farms: Oxfam

Multinational chocolate companies are reaping billions in profits by keeping labor costs low, allowing human rights abuses...

Nicaragua cocoa market potential
Origins: Cocoa’s coming home

Nicaragua: A future fine flavor cocoa origin, but work needed

Nicaragua holds potential as a future fine flavor cocoa origin as farmers shift from coffee to cocoa,...

Jiashili Group $48m public offering
China

Chinese biscuit maker Jiashili in $48m IPO

China’s sixth largest biscuit firm Jiashili Group has successfully listed on Hong Kong stock exchange and aims...

Rajhans Group launches Schmitten premium chocolate in India
India

Newcomer Rajhans (Desai-Jain) Group eyes leadership in Indian luxury chocolate market

Rajhans (Desai-Jain) Group has made its first foray into the confectionery industry by launching its Schmitten brand in...

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